New Dayton Business Journal Reader's Poll Shows Daytonians Want Real Leadership
DAYTON--Today the Dayton Business Journal published the results of its most recent Business Pulse survey where it asked its readers: "Who do you think should be the next mayor of Dayton?"
Independent mayoral candidate Gary Leitzell claimed victory in the poll by a wide margin, winning 51% of the vote, with incumbent Rhine McLin earning only 44% (five percent of voters chose 'other').
Comments left by readers at the Dayton Business Journal website indicate that Dayton residents are tired of the "politics as usual" games that have led to Dayton's faltering economy.
Today, Mr. Leitzell released the following statement:
"This new poll clearly shows that the people of this city are hungry for real leadership from a true Independent, who will focus on creating a new, business-friendly Dayton. The future of our city hangs in the balance and it is time we stop playing politics and start playing economic hardball--creating and retaining jobs and attracting new businesses."
Mr. Leitzell is available for further comment at 937-253-1359
Press Secretary -- Gary Leitzell for Mayor